49ers sign Eric Bakhtiari to two-year deal

The 49ers just announced they signed linebacker Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract. The 27-year old from San Mateo will most likely take over Demarcus Dobbs’ role on the special teams units. Dobbs was placed on IR earlier this week. Bakhtiari rejoins the 49ers for the third time this season. He appeared in three 49ers games earlier this year, and he spent training camp with the team before getting released…

December 12, 2012

Haggans back, Bakhtiari out

The 49ers just announced they’ve waived backup outside linebacker Eric Bakhtiari to make room on their 53-man roster for Clark Haggans. Haggans missed the first five games of the season because he was serving a suspension for a DUI conviction. He’s a key backup for the 49ers because he’s the only backup outside linebacker they currently have on the roster. Expect him to suit up against Giants on Sunday.

October 9, 2012

Harbaugh on Sprint Theory vs. Marathon Theory, and more

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh’s Wednesday press conference transcript, courtesy of the 49ers.   You added a new/old outside linebacker? “Added yeah, [LB] Eric Bakhtiari.”   Is that a guy that when you released him you told him stay close by the phone? “No. I wouldn’t say there was anything said like that. We knew that whenever you let somebody go they’re exposed to the rest of the teams in…

September 19, 2012

Preseason Week 2 grades: The defense and special teams

Here are my preseason Week 2 grades for the 49ers’ defense. DEFENSIVE LINE: B+. The starters didn’t get much pressure on the quarterback, but they mostly shut down Arian Foster and the Texans’ great running game – Foster gained most of his yards in the second quarter against the Niners’ backups. Speaking of the backups, Ricky Jean Francois and Ian Williams played well, busting into the Texans’ backfield a few…

August 19, 2012